Edição 277

Joss Stone has turned 23 years old, but became a success much earlier in life. Speak Up has also turned 23 (last edition), and hopefully continues its successful run as Brazil’s favorite English magazine for a long time to come (ok, we did have some ups and downs through the years, but anyway). What’s the secret of Speak Up’s success? Maybe we have a twosided approach to subjects, but does it compare to Al Jazeera? On the one hand, our magazine has strong roots in nature, like the tree house-dweller and wild horses. While on the other, new technologies like e-readers are always innovating, and soon might reach this magazine as well.
These two sides should help us be as successful as Meryl Streep and Steve Martin. But what comes next for us to report on? John Peter’s big day? Troubles for airlines? Only God knows. Some mysteries lie buried in the past, like the Garden of Eden or Jack the Ripper’s identity. Hopefully, though, they won’t be simply another example of bad science. Let’s find out together.

Happy reading!
Karl Kepler

06 Profile: Ben Goldacre
08 This Month: The Kindle Revolution
10 Travel: Durham
12 Where are they now?: Olivia Newton-John
13 Studying Abroad: American Education
14 The Man from Al Jazeera: Meet Khaled Dawoud, Al Jazeera’s man in New York.
17 Flying into Trouble: The latest environmental debate.
20 When Meryl Met Steve...: Streep and Martin star in It’s Complicated.
22 The Secret of My Success: Joss Stone on how she became a teenage star.
24 Warm and Beautiful: Quilts chronicle the rich regional variety of American life.
25 Speak Up in Class: A new insert for language teachers and students.
28 The Mystery Goes On: 120 years on, Jack the Ripper is still fascinating.
32 Life in a Treehouse: And Nick Weston went back to nature.
34 Wild, Wild Horses: Another remarkable South Dakota attraction.
38 What Next?: More from our Futurology expert William Sutton.
40 The Big Day: John Peter Sloan is a man at last!
42 In the Garden of Eden: Introducing Tom Knox’s best-seller The Genesis Secret.